Category: Python

Python: compile and run multiple versions without collisions

You have to go find the source code for the Python version that you want.

Example, run an “old” Python 3.6, go here and take the one that we want.

Then get the source code and compile it:

mkdir ~/source ; cd ~/source
wget https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.6.13/Python-3.6.13.tar.xz
tar xvf Python-3.6.13.tar.xz
cd ~/source/Python-3.6.13
./configure && make
sudo make altinstall

“Et voilà”!

~/source/Python-3.6.13$ python3.6
Python 3.6.13 (default, May 21 2021, 17:12:12) 
[GCC 9.3.0] on linux
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
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